SAN FRANCISCO — Fall is here! Shorter days mean longer nights, which are perfect for beer tasting. Here are some special brews from the Bay Area out this week. With a few IPAs, a Belgian brew, and coffee-infused brews, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.
Barebottle Brewing Company — One of two new beers out this week from the Bernal Heights brewery is Saison Bernál. Their Facebook page describes this as “truly a local beer, we let the temperature of the yeast (which creates the flavor of a Saison) rise and fall with the Bernal Heights microclimate.”
The second beer, its twin, is called Jasmine Saison Bernál. This beer was made with silver tip jasmine tea, from Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley. “The Jasmine adds notes of lavender, berry, and sweat pea,” according to the brewery’s Facebook page.
Local Brewing Co. – Belgian Bump is the new beer at Local, at 9.2 percent alcohol and made with 100 percent Belgian Pilsner malt. “You’ll get pear, apple and banana notes from the Belgian Trappist yeast that blend amazingly well with citrus and rounded nutty notes from the coffee,” said the brewery on social media.
Benoit-Casper Brewing – This beer was made for Oktoberfest and is called Marzen. “We have been lagering a limited, three bbl batch since March,” their Facebook said. The brewery will be tapping it at their Richmond taproom this Saturday.
Elevation 66 Brewing Company – Their White Rabbit DIPA is back on tap for a limited time. Described as having tropical citrus flavors from the hops with a “sturdy malt backbone,” the hop bomb comes out to 10 percent alcohol.
Campbell Brewing Company – Their new beer is a fresh hop IPA, with an ABV of 7.2 percent and IBU of 70. According to the brewery, the beer has “a crisp, refreshing taste made from local hops” and is $4 throughout the week.
Hop Dogma Brewing Company – The El Granada brewery tapped a Munich Helles style beer called Porch Livin. “It’s unfiltered and a touch hoppier than most but still incredibly crushable and refreshing,” the brewery said on Facebook.